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Foodservice Australia team talk foodservice industry trends

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The team at Foodservice Australia discuss the trends identified in BIS Schrapnel's Australian Foodservice Market 2012 report.


  • The report found that consumers are opting for more affordable foodservice outlets over high class establishments
  • They tend to select two courses rather than three
  • Red meat and coffee are particularly popular amongst consumers

Food outlet figures

  • Café chains grew by 5.2% in 2011
  • In the same year independent café numbers declined
  • Fast food chains increased by 3.8% in 2011
  • Restaurant numbers declined by 2.6%

Business owners

  • Restaurant owners are keeping staff numbers low
  • Employees are expected to multitask to compensate for lack of stadd
  • In response to the increasing cost of food and increased consumer preference for fresh produce, the practice of preparing food on site is becoming more common

Future predictions

  • Over the next five years Australia’s foodservice industry is expected to grow steadily
  • This is expected to result from more positive consumer attitudes towards spending as fears regarding the economy and GFC, among others, diminish
  • The foodservice industry can also expect to receive a greater portion of the food dollar

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